What We Learn in Kindergarten Music

Year goal:  Students who are tuneful, beatful and artful!

 

Perform

  Use correct singing posture.

  Demonstrate four voices (speaking, whisper, calling, singing).

  Sing tunefully in head voice within a range of a major 6th.

  Build a repertoire of about fifty songs, games and rhymes.

  Play a steady beat on an instrument (with others).

  Play the rhythm of a known song (beat vs. rhythm).

  Use instruments properly.

  Use duple meter.

Achieves National Standards: 1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music. 2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

 

Literacy and Application

  Identify and demonstrate loud and soft.

  Identify and demonstrate fast and slow.

  Identify and demonstrate long and short.

  Identify and demonstrate high and low.

  Identify and demonstrate heartbeat.

  Identify and demonstrate same and different in rhythmic and melodic concepts.

  Use basic rhythm patterns.

  Use melodic patterns that ascend, descend, or stay the same.

  Improvise texts and motions to known songs.

Achieves National Standards: 3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments. 4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines. 5. Reading and notating music.

 

Cultural Connections

  Listen to, analyze, and describe the musical genres of march and lullaby.

  Evaluate music and music performances.

  Listen to and identify same and different in rhythmic and melodic concepts.

  Listen to and identify classroom instruments (cymbals, rhythm sticks, hand drum, maracas).

  Understand relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.

  Understand music in relation to history and culture.

Achieves National Standards: 6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music. 7. Evaluating music and music performances. 8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts. 9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture. 

Contact Ms. Wood

Linda Wood

linda.wood@ops.org

Springville Elementary School 
7400 N. 60th St. 
(402) 572-0130

Cycle Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9

 

Washington Elementary School 

5519 Mayberry St.
(402)554-8690

Cycle Days 5 and 10